Travelogue

George Town Mid-Autumn Festival 乔治市中秋晚会

We were attracted by the light and sound when we passed by George Town on our way to Pulau Tikus.

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We decided to pull over and join the party.

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It was the mid-autumn festival street party. I really enjoyed the showcase of the moon cake competition.

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There were minions and angry bird moon cakes.

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Most of them were more like a work of art than edible moon cake.

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The gazebo and fish in the pond were moon cakes.

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The flower was also moon cake.

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There was also peanut and many other forms and shapes.

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Some participants still produce the traditional moon cakes, but in different sizes.

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The decorations supporting the display were equally impressive.

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There was one participant used dry ice to create the misty feel.

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The piggy bread is another common pastry that accompanies moon cake. I also saw pastry in the form of crab and porcupine.

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Mostly important aspect of a good moon cake is the freshness and quality of the ingredients. My favourite is pure lotus paste in pandan flavour with salted egg yolk.

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Riddle solving is another core activity for mid-autumn fun fair.

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It has been a long day but I am glad we joined the mid-autumn festival in George Town. The event was better organized than the similar event I visited in Kuala Lumpur.

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